During one week, participants of NGO Nashe Podillia and NGO Development center Pangeya Ultima with the support from the Department of Social and Youth Policy of the Vinnytsia Region State Administration lived in the “Eco-learning Center Stina” in the same village Stina along with the EVS-volunteers Remy, Sabine, Gabriele, Edoardo, Nemo, and also the Peace Corps volunteer Jeremiah and other friends.
The purpose of such a camp was to attract local residents of the village and activists to join dialogue and brainstorming on the theme of popularization and development of green tourism. In Vinnytsia region there are many places for green tourism and Stina is one of them, so it is a good platform for the implementation of ideas and new things.
Through joint efforts, several organizational meetings-discussions and intercultural evening during the camp, 4 video presentations about the village and thousands of photos the main directions for the village’s tourism developement were identified. The main attractions in the village are: the ancient cemetery, old church, a lawn of rare belladonna grass, “figures” on the outskirts of the village, the river Rusava, mill, panoramas for contemplating and perfect photography.
On the territory of the house we carried out repairs and restoration works, so that the area was more suitable for living. Windows began to be restored, for this we invited a local craftsman who worked with clay, also removed shrubs and set up a kitchen.